Grand jury indicts man accused of July 4 abduction

Published 12:28 am Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Suffolk grand jury indicted 47 defendants on a total of 135 charges this week, including a man accused of abducting two women in Portsmouth and forcing them to drive to Suffolk on July 4.

Prosecutors allege William Elwin Boyd, 23, abducted two women at gunpoint at a convenience store in Portsmouth and forced them to drive to Suffolk early that morning. The incident ended around 3:30 a.m. on the holiday, when the vehicle collided with a power pole on Whaleyville Boulevard.

The suspect escaped the wreckage, triggering a 10-hour manhunt that ended with Boyd’s capture in a wooded area off the 5000 block of Whaleyville Boulevard.

Boyd is charged with 11 firearms, abduction, rape and sodomy charges.

The full list of grand jury indictments is below:

Sherrie Kay Abel — felony embezzlement

Kevin Lamont Artis — possession of cocaine with intent to distribute

Dustin Banton — grand larceny, obtaining money or property by false pretenses

Carter Darnell Beale — unlawful wounding

Melony Blake — prescription fraud, falsifying patient records (2 counts)

Chanel Monique Boone — felony embezzlement

James Edward Boone Jr. — attempted obtaining money by false pretenses

William Elwin Boyd — use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (4 counts), possession of firearm by convicted felon, abduction (2 counts), sodomy by force or mental incapacitation, rape by force threat or intimidation, felony abduction with intent to defile (2 counts)

Christopher James Brown — aggravated sexual battery of victim 13-15 by force (3 counts), attempted rape by force threat or intimidation, felony abduction with intent to defile

Emanuel H. Chalk — aggravated sexual battery by mental incapacity or force

Mark M. Colbert — drive while habitual offender subsequent offense

Richard A. Cole — grand larceny, larceny with intent to sell or distribute

Kamron Jamal Collier — felony embezzlement

Gerald Jerome Copeland Jr. — possession of burglary tools (12 counts), larceny with intent to sell or distribute (3 counts), grand larceny (2 counts), larceny of a firearm

Jeffrey Cross — possession of firearm by convicted felon, misdemeanor concealed weapon, possession of marijuana

James Arness Darden — felony obstruction of justice

Courtney Lynn Edwards — robbery

Anthony Winston Grimes — prescription fraud

Joshua L. Grimes — prescription fraud

Michael Hale — reckless driving racing, reckless driving racing causing serious bodily injury (3 counts)

Raymond Alexander Hall — possession of heroin with intent to distribute

Thomas Earl Harrell — obtain money of property by false pretense (8 counts), uttering (8 counts), forgery (8 counts)

Kalanthial Donte Holloman — possession of firearm by a convicted felon

Leonard Van Jenkins — drive while habitual offender subsequent offense

Eric Charvez Johnson — burglary statutory larceny felony or A&B unarmed, larceny with intent to sell or distribute

Karon Larvell Jones — elude police officer endangerment

Justin James Lacasse — hit and run personal injury or attended property damage

Vernicia Lawrence — possession of schedule I or II drug with intent to distribute, possession of heroin

Glenda Lee — prescription fraud

Larry Leonard — failure to return bailed property

Jeramie Wade Levingston — unlawful wounding

Corey Clinton Lockley — grand larceny

David Lee Newell III — prescription fraud, attempted possession of schedule I or II controlled drug, forgery, uttering

Michael Joseph Palombo —  possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana

Darren E. Pierce — grand larceny, larceny with intent to sell or distribute

James Michael Pope — failure to register as sex offender violent offense, grand larceny, larceny with intent to sell or distribute, statutory burglary of building

George Demone Porter — possession of marijuana with intent to distribute ½ ounce to 5 pounds

Darius Demarco Prayer — uttering a forged public record, forgery of public record, possession of cocaine

Robert Emmett Rivers III — malicious wounding

Sheaquan Willie Rose — unauthorized use of vehicle

Aurelia Saunders — malicious wounding

Darius t. Saunders — failure to properly register as a violent sex offender

Joseph Salvator Scullari — prescription fraud (2 counts), attempted possession of schedule I or II controlled drug (2 counts), forgery (2 counts), uttering (2 counts)

Jessica Holly Smith — credit card theft

Nasia Tashenna Yasheka Smith — larceny false pretenses more than $200, uttering, forgery

John Weirich Jr. — larceny with intent to sell or distribute, grand larceny

Jeffrey White — reckless driving racing, reckless driving racing causing serious bodily injury (3 counts)